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ASTRO reaches crowdfunding goal for their very first photobook project

By alice101   Friday, December 9, 2016   19,121   4,458   48
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ASTRO, who set up a crowdfunding project through Makestar for the release of their very first photobook, reached their goal! 


SEE ALSO: ASTRO treats fans to a choreography video of 'Again'


The crowdfunding began on November 21 and will continue until December 31, but the group has already exceeded their funding goal of 35 million KRW ($29,825). Fans can now look forward to an awesome photobook containing beautiful photos of ASTRO members. 


Also, you can continue to donate money since additional funds will increase the quality and number of goodies that will be delivered right back to the fans! 


Visit here to find out more about ASTRO's first photobook project






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UKihyun Saturday, December 10, 2016

My poor baby Eunwoo. I'm surprised my prince doesn't have to crowd source just to get a fucking cheeseburger. Or maybe he does! 0_0

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UKihyun Saturday, December 10, 2016

Why do they have to crowdfund something like this? Their company should just sell us this shit. They knows we wants it

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gladyzzz UKihyun Saturday, December 10, 2016

you'll get your shit if you ordered it, what's your problem?

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UKihyun gladyzzz Sunday, December 11, 2016

My problem is that my ChaEunWoo should not be having to do these kinds of shits. And should also have personal servants to attend to his every need

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gladyzzz UKihyun Sunday, December 11, 2016

he decided otherwise you poor deluded child you

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UKihyun gladyzzz Sunday, December 11, 2016

Are you sure about that? Because I think that if you were to ask MyChaEunWoo right now if he would like to live a life of luxury being waited on hand and foot and enjoying free promotional opportunities, he'd at least consider it. But is his company giving him that? No. They want him to "work" and such. It's so unbefitting of a prince

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gladyzzz UKihyun Sunday, December 11, 2016

you're misinformed, he's not working, he's begging, this entire comment section is abt it

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UKihyun gladyzzz Sunday, December 11, 2016

Well yeah, I call it begging but his company would call it working. However when I say I dont want him working i mean I don't want him doing anything that might physically or emotionally tire him even a little. So even if he's just brushing his own teeth, I'm against it. MyChaEunWoo is too good to brush his own teeth. This world is so unfair T_T

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Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

One reason why crowd funding is good for items like Photobooks is that it prevents wastage also. Lets say the agency decide to produce 1000 Photo books, but they dunno if 1000 is the right amount or if its too much. if they print 1000 books and only sell 300 or 400 of them, the remainder books will be sitting ard in stores and waiting to be replaced with a newer product in time to come. However if the agency print 200 copies, and its not enough to meet demand, then they will have to order a re-print and distribute out again. which is time costly. by doing crowd funding, its a bit like Pre-order, with a difference, the difference is that in crowdfunding, they tend to add special gifts, maybe like signed books or items which you cannot get from stores to make the order unique, and attractive to fans, like a Polaroid photo of ASTRO member and signed. such items will be special to fans since its not something they can get if they go and buy the book off the shelf.

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Anythingyg Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

You don't see big hit complaining

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iisstf28 Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

IKR?? Fantagio has been promoting Astro really well, they think a lot about details. They really are doing a great job with Astro

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Winston Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

Big Hit has BTS, not every small agencies have hit groups, and just because your fav group is successful does not mean that other groups from smaller agencies who does not have the big budget to spend on photobooks and use crowd funding are beggers. I think its better for smaller groups to seek crowd funding assistance than to disappear and disband due to agency's lack of funding.

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Anythingyg Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

B1a4 isn't as big a group as they should be and seventeen comes from a broke ass company but they ain't beggin...nor has knk or gfriend...nor mamamoo

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Blue82 Anythingyg Saturday, December 10, 2016

Seventeen asked their families for earbuds and ear mics when they first debuted because their company didn't provide it for them. Bts didn't all have ear mics either in the beginning. B1a4 is an amazing group but doesn't get nearly the recognition they deserve due to less promoting. Astro is being smart doing things this way. Since they raised the money themselves they get more control over how it's used and the product they are producing instead of relying on their company to make all the decisions. It's also allowing them to learn how to market themselves in case their company stops promoting them properly. Other groups have used crowdfunding for all kinds of things. A girl group used crowdfunding to fund their album before so that they could have complete control over what they produced. This is ensures that the profit from the photobook will go to Astro and not their company. Idols don't make very much unless they are writing, composing, producing their own music as well as doing CFs, They have to pay back all of their training expenses plus all of their living expenses are deducted from their pay. People think because they see idols wearing designer brands and jewelry that they are making a lot of money but those items are usually given to them so that people will see it and buy it. When the company buys it for them they deduct it from the groups profits. Companies tend to take 70% of earnings and leave 30% for the members to split. There are a lot of articles where profit and pay issues are discussed.

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Anythingyg Blue82 Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ok so seventeen asked their families and Astro strangers so it's ok lmao and if you're referring to wassup...flop. Exo doesn't write or compose but they make money and you can use the whole Big theree thing anyway it's not about how much is in their wallets. Astro decided to take money from "fans " who had they been there off rip would've never flopped and had to resort to begging. And the big three is doing fine and they don't take majority well yg and jyp don't and they're doing just fine. I'm done having this conversation with y'all I don't like the idea of them asking people for money. The same way the lol 97liner in Astro books jobs the rest of them should too and if it works it works if not pull a seventeen and ask your parents if all else fails don't go begging. This is like a working women asking strangers to pay her rent because she decided to live in a 1500/mo apt when she only makes 800....no

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Blue82 Anythingyg Saturday, December 10, 2016

You are obviously a troll. If you weren't you'd realize that crowdfunding doesn't 'take money' from fans. The fans are buying a product but instead of the product being already made they are buying it before production. It's that simple. You are ridiculous and childish and obviously do not understand how the real world nor business works.

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Anythingyg Blue82 Saturday, December 10, 2016

No I'm into lmao but I'm not stupid lmao you believe what you want and feel how you want I'm well aware of how busniness works lmao if they wanted preorders it would've been that it wouldn't have been set at 20+k. If it was just the books it's would've been just the books

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Winston Blue82 Saturday, December 10, 2016

"Anythingyg" hates groups who need crowd funding to release albums because his/her bias is YG and they dun need crowdfunding, its like a billionaire son who dun understand why people need to work part time or do odd jobs just to pay their tuition fees or buy their school books. at least crowd funding isnt really begging as the supporters do get something back in return. begging is just asking for funds without anything in exchange.

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Anythingyg Winston Saturday, December 10, 2016

I mean I also stan mamamoo and bts and seventeen and knk and none of them crowd fund...

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Winston Anythingyg Sunday, December 11, 2016

BTS, Seventeen are also one of those "EBS" EXO-BTS-Seventeen, the new mega popularity groups. Mamamoo is also one of the popular girl groups. newer groups deserve a chance to survive even if they never will get #1 in charts or music shows, they still make several thousands of fans happy, than i think there is no reason to throw cold water by laughing at how these groups need to "beg" to survive. If i am a idol group that is facing the dilemma of doing crowd funding to release my next album or not having any comeback and risk disbanding, I would surely pick crowd funding. of cos if the crowd funding failed to even get 100% it only confirm that the group is really unpopular that there is not enough fans support to support that project then i guess the group should be thinking of disbanding to look for other opportunities. KNK is YNB's first idol group so the agency may still have funding to support them for a while more, HOwever if KNK's next few comebacks failed to sell enough and the agency made a loss with the album, then YNB may decide if they want to end the group or seek crowd funding to let KNK last longer.

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Anythingyg Winston Sunday, December 11, 2016

Like I've said I'm against it lmao if you need money get another job

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bestrc Friday, December 9, 2016

kpop fans are even more exploitable and gullible than I thought.

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michinpabo Friday, December 9, 2016

Fantagio needs to step it up. You can't have your idols crowdfunding for something you should be responsible for.

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iisstf28 michinpabo Friday, December 9, 2016

It is a pretty smart move tho?

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shannnnt michinpabo Saturday, December 10, 2016

Some groups crowdfund albums too. Isn't that what companies should be responsible for as well?

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Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

Shame you'd never catch me giving money for  project I'd have to turn around and buy stan small groups that take off like bangtan. We don't beg on this side of Seoul

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Winston Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

I think crowd funding is not like begging because crowd funding also promised those who take part, exclusive items, like signed CD and such which cannot be bought in stores.

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Anythingyg Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

Like when you donate blood or sperm or marrow and they give you things for free? Charity is charity lmao they are begging.

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shannnnt Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

Too bad you didn't click the link and actually read about how all the proceeds from this photobook is going to be donated anyway.

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iisstf28 Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

You don't really know what they did, do you? You are basically doing a pre-order, you are buying the photobook, not donating

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Anythingyg shannnnt Friday, December 9, 2016

Yes and their company isn't taking majority of it lmao girl bye I feel how I feel you give away your money to a Group that flops if you want to. I'm out here stanin idols on the winning team

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iisstf28 Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

... all companies take the majority of everything?? Even YG takes most of the money of the products their artists sell.

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Anythingyg iisstf28 Friday, December 9, 2016

Lmao you do know it costs under $5 to print some a book....theyd spent $2.5k at most on a photographer, they'll probably use public location or even if they rent a space it shouldn't cost more that $3k and if they need money this bad they need to shop h&m like other idols hair and make up doesn't cost $10k

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Anythingyg iisstf28 Friday, December 9, 2016

It's a donation lmao my favorite groups put out photo books every year and I don't do anything but buy em. And they always come with tons of extras so

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Anythingyg iisstf28 Friday, December 9, 2016

Lmao yg gives the idols majority funds I think idols and producers get 70-80% lmao we make money on this side of Seoul no reason to rob our talent. Sm on the other hand is 60/40...that's a shame

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iisstf28 Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

Yeah, by that logic then all books should cost around 10$? You pay for he content. It is an official product from Astro, that is why it cost that much. And the price is similar to other photobooks from other groups, even top groups.

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iisstf28 Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

Yeah, you do something, you give them money for the album. This is the same thing, I pay what the pb costs (around 20$) and I will get the album. It is really just a pre-order, but the company is avoiding wastage or to re-print if they sold out.

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iisstf28 Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

YG was a bad example, pretty much the only company that does that.

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Anythingyg iisstf28 Friday, December 9, 2016

Nah I give them money for the talent and hard work they put in. Their albums aren't just cds and photo cards but hey you can't relate keep making excues lmao big hit and yg print without preorder and usually end up having to and more....if Astro had taken off they wouldn't be asking for "pre orders" anyway I feel how I feel if you don't like it keep it movin

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Anythingyg iisstf28 Friday, December 9, 2016

And what group you know sells a photo book for $20? 😂 Shiiit I've never paid any less than 45 and I have a kpop store

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Anythingyg iisstf28 Friday, December 9, 2016

Jyp is 5050 so...

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iisstf28 Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

Yeah, but they are not a top group like them. They are rookies from a small company. I'm not saying that they sell that well, but I'm saying that they are not begging for money and that this isn't a donation, just another way to do it that is more effective for a a rookie group

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iisstf28 Anythingyg Friday, December 9, 2016

Small groups do?

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shannnnt Anythingyg Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pssh don't crap about winning team or whatsoever. I stanned YG idols too since 2009 but only because they are talented not because they are from YG. I like ASTRO for the same exact reason. Don't go around bullshitting with that disgusting attitude it shows a lot about your ugly personality I feel sad for your parents. Just because you stan richer company idols doesn't give you the right to put down others who are struggling to begin with. You disgust me so much piss off.

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Anythingyg shannnnt Saturday, December 10, 2016

When did I say I stan yg only for the label? 😂 Oh girl you can't read hehe I also stan small groups but they aren't out here ya know...begging

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gladyzzz Anythingyg Saturday, December 10, 2016

you have such a hard on for the word "begging" lol, no matter how you call it, fans still get the gorgeous photobook and indirectly donate to the good deed.

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shannnnt Anythingyg Saturday, December 10, 2016

Didn't say that either. It's just that you feel the need to appear superior just because the idols you stan have companies that are financially well off completely disgusts me. I suppose you were never put in the situation where you needed help with something? Other small groups not having a crowdfunding doesn't make it a bad thing either. By judging them just for this, it really shows how shallow of a human being you are.

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Natalie159 Friday, December 9, 2016

YESS IM SO EXCITED!! I hate how underrated they are, they need more love

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